University of Louisville safety Hakeem Smith was named a first team Freshman All-American by on Tuesday. Smith earned All-America football accolades after leading the Cardinals in tackles and guiding a defense that ranks 12th in the nation in total defense.

Smith was recently selected the Big East’s Newcomer of the Year and second team All-Big East Conference. He is the first Louisville player to earn freshman All-America honors since Victor Anderson was named in 2008. Smith had five games of seven or more tackles, including a career-best 13 in a win over Syracuse. (Menefee Seay photo)

Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Louisville’s Hakeen Smith Freshman All-America

  • December 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Awesome news- way to go Hakeem! Now lets beat MSU

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